Family Drop-In Program

Book Talks at the Seaport Museun

Family Drop-In Programs | Mid-Winter Recess Programming

February 17th – 25th | Free with Museum Admission | Purchase General Admission Tickets

Come to the South Street Seaport Museum this Midwinter Recess to take part in our family programing week! All programs are free with admission and appropriate for all ages.

As part of the program you will create your very own sailor’s valentine inside our Melville Gallery, and an original typical “sailor’s valentine” from the Museum’s permanent collection will be on view in the gallery space. Made with shells and seeds, encased in a double-sided octagonal mahogany box, this intricate shell collage is an example of the rich tradition of maritime crafts.

The program will also include exploration of our 1885 square-rigged cargo ship Wavertree with a photo-safari scavenger hunt, and the operation of a printing press in our printing offices at Bowne Printers.


By subway:

  • Take the A, C, 2, 3, J, Z, 4, or 5 train to Fulton Street.
  • Upon exiting, walk east on Fulton Street until you reach the museum. Depending on where you exit, the walk takes between 8 and 15 minutes.
    By bus:

  • Take the M-15 SBS or M-15 to Fulton Street. Note: On the M-15 SBS, you must pay at the bus stop before boarding.
  • Walk one block east.
    By ferry:

  • The East River Ferry, Water Taxi, and New York Waterway provide service to Pier 11 from Brooklyn, Queens, and New Jersey.
  • From Pier 11, walk north on South Street for about 5 minutes.
  • Once at Fulton Street, turn left. The Visitor Center (12 Fulton Street) is about a half block west.
  • From the Staten Island Ferry, the museum is about a mile walk Northeast on Water or South Street.

  • Parking in the area is limited. There is a parking lot located at Front and John Streets, just one block from the museum. Another lot is available at 294 Pearl Street.

    *As we are located in an historic district please contact the museum regarding accessibility needs prior to your visit